Saxum Project

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The Altum board is very happy to add the
Saxum Conference Center and Multimedia Resource Center to its list of beneficiary projects.
Saxum’s aim is to help turn a visit to the Holy Land into a life changing experience. This Conference Center is a place for reproducing a personal encounter with the living Christ which the disciples on the way to Emmaus experienced: “Were not our hearts burning [within us] while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?” (Lk 24:32) After having visited the holy places, everything at Saxum will lead the pilgrim to meditate upon what he has experienced: the silence of the chapel, the selection of available reading material, the woodlands, the quiet and the views across the valley with the sea on the horizon. In addition the Multimedia Resource Center —with an independent entrance open to the general public— fosters a familiarity of the Holy Land by means of an overview of the life of Jesus and an ample interactive audiovisual library.

The Conference Center provides:
• Fifty individual rooms
• Chapel
• Living rooms
• Study Room
• Area for administration with a Center for Professional Development
• Gardens

The Multimedia Resource Center for visitors, families and guides with their groups, includes:
• Chapel for meditation, with several confessionals
• Auditorium
• Interactive audiovisual library
• Scale model of Jerusalem
• Exposition of biblical artifacts
• Area for relaxation and meals

To go on pilgrimage to the Holy Land is to kneel in the grotto of Bethlehem, hear Jesus’ calling next to the Sea of Galilee, kiss the earth of Calvary, pray in the empty Sepulchre; this is the dream become reality each year for great numbers of Christians, carrying on a tradition of centuries.